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HPU Donates 139 Units at First Blood Drive of the Year

09.12.2013
HPU, High Point University Red Cross

HPU student Jenelle Lane donates blood for the fall blood drive.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 139 units for the American Red Cross.

Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says the blood collected at the drive could save up to 417 lives.

“High Point University’s student body proved that we are dedicated to giving back to the community, to saving lives and to the Red Cross,” says Bradley.

“Our first drive of the year is so vital to the shortage of blood supplies,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president of student life. “Our students understand the criticalness of helping those who need this gift of life. We continue to support this effortless way of giving back and our students meet that challenge each time we host a blood drive.”

Bradley adds the educational environment at HPU is one of service and giving, and the university community demonstrates that by their involvement in philanthropic events.

“High Point fosters an environment of caring and generosity, and our family is dedicated to service. The drive was a wonderful kick-off to an incredible year of community involvement on our campus.”

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